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1952-1955 Cushman 1955-1956 The Pisser 1960-1961 First Vincent Racer
1962-1963 First Blown Vincent 1965-1966 Magnesium Monster 1967-1979 Quarter Hemi
1979-1999 Fuel Injected Vincents 1983-1984 AJS Scrambler 1985-1989 Grey Flash Replica
1989-1993 Norton Manx 1990-1996 Black Lightning Replica 1993-1994 Norton Manx Double Knocker
2003-2003 The Copycat

2003-2003 The Copycat

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One of the road racers I built was called The Copycat. The reason for the handle is that it is an exact copy of the bike built by Surtees. All I had to go by was a picture of the Surtees bike taken from Classic Bike Magazine.

I built the bike because I needed the money to plow in to my Vincent streamliner on it's return from Vancouver, Canada after the Vibrac lease expiration. A fellow by the name of Larry Feece commissioned the bike. I owed Larry a big favor, so I contracted to do the job for a mere $10 an hour.

This bike has won many trophies, mostly in "The Peoples Choice" category. (I heard tell that Jay Leno once climbed on it.)